New Multi Use Games Area Unveiled In Stapleford

New Multi Use Games Area Unveiled In Stapleford

29/05/19 - The new Multi Use Games Area at Hickings Lane Recreation Ground, Stapleford was officially opened last week following the first phase of a £160,000 scheme as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Pride in Parks scheme.

Mayors of Broxtowe and Stapleford help a child score a basket in new MUGA

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown joined Pete Scott, Chair of Stapleford Town Football Club and Town Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Ray Darby.

The new area has high ball rebound fencing around all side and allows both football and basketball to be played. There is also a set of cricket stumps within the fencing to maximise the number of sports that can take place. New markings for the sports have been created on the tarmac surfacing and the area has been very well received.

The total scheme, which also includes a full refurbishment of the play area, was funded by £93,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, along with a further £67,000 from Broxtowe Borough Council’s Pride in Parks scheme. One of the primary users of the park, Stapleford Town Football Club also contributed £1,000 towards the project with the payment made to the Council at the opening event. The football club together with Stapleford Community Group provided valuable support to the funding application in helping to undertake local consultation work.

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation’s local grant manager says: “We are delighted to be supporting the Hickings Lane Recreation Ground project and pleased that our funding will help to enhance this great facility, we look forward to the further phase being completed shortly.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3643, email grounds@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit the Pride in Parks webpages.

For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding contact Cheryl Raynor at cheryl.raynor@FCCCommunitiesFoundation.org.uk or visit the FCC Communities Foundation website. (Opens in a New Window)

Mayors of Broxtowe and Stapleford help Stapleford celebrate new Multi Use Games Area


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